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“I am very happy even if I have Down syndrome.
And I don't suffer from it.
Yes - we live too. "

What is the cause of Down syndrome?

The cause has to do with chromosomes. And with their number in the body cells.

I want to know everything about chromosomes.

Kathrin Brodmann

What are chromosomes?

The cause of Down syndrome has to do with chromosomes. But what are chromosomes actually?

How do you live with Down syndrome?

Do people with Down syndrome have a job? Can you live alone In which areas of life do you need assistance?

I have Down syndrome, but I stand by it.
I am not an alien because I am who I am.
Everyone should understand and respect me.

Svenja Giesler

What do people with Down syndrome say about it?

What is life like with Down syndrome? People with Down syndrome describe it.

Is trisomy 21 the same as Down syndrome?

Trisomy 21 and Down syndrome - where is the connection?
What do the two have to do with each other?

It's not ok for me to call myself a 'Downie'. The adult people with Down syndrome can be called by our first names.
We all have a name.

Verena Elisabeth Turin

facts and figures

How many people with Down syndrome are there in Germany? How old are you How many people with Down syndrome have a job in the 1st job market?

You hear and read many facts and figures about people with Down syndrome.
But where do these numbers actually come from?

How can you examine chromosomes?

How can you examine chromosomes?
How does it work?
And what can you find out?

If someone says to me cripple, then I'm angry.
Cripple is a dirty word.
That's when someone is disabled.

Ruth Schilling

What do people with Down syndrome want to be called?

What is the correct name for a person with Down syndrome?
Can you say 'Mongo'?
Or 'Downie'?
People with Down syndrome have a clear opinion about this.

What are the specifics of people with Down syndrome?

There are many different answers to this question. We have collected some of them.

Doctors need to know what the chromosomes are like.
People with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes, one more than the other.

Angela Fritzen

Are there different forms of trisomy 21?

Are there different forms of trisomy 21? Yes, there are three different forms. They are explained here.

Where did Down syndrome get its name from?

Are people with Down Syndrome down? Or where does the name come from?

John Langdon Down - he invented Down syndrome.
I am grateful to him for that.


Teresa Knopp

Who Was John Langdon Down?

Who Was John Langdon Down?
When and where did he live?
What kind of person was he?
And what does it have to do with Down syndrome?

How was trisomy 21 discovered?

John Langdon-Down was the first to write about Down syndrome. But at the time he did not yet know the cause.

I think 'Downie' is totally stupid.
I think it's totally and incredibly stupid to call myself that.
I don't want to either.

Marley Thelen

Is Down Syndrome Hereditary?

Many people do not know: How does Down syndrome develop? Can you inherit it? In most cases the answer is no, you can't.

How old do people with Down's syndrome get today?

It used to be thought: people with Down syndrome don't get older than 30. That was wrong even then.

I have 47 chromosomes - one more than the others.

Angela Fritzen

Are people with Down syndrome allowed to vote?

Are people with Down syndrome allowed to vote? Yes, you can. It's in the law.

World Down Syndrome Day

On March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day.
What is it good for?
What is being celebrated there?
By whom?
And what does that have to do with socks?
It is explained here.

Makes me angry, people think I have Down syndrome and I am sick. I am healthy though! And not stupid either.
People are stupid who don't know the difference between illness and disability.

Robert Petkewitz

Books and films

Who is the hero in the book "Planet Willi"?
Who plays the main role in "Be my Baby"? People with Down syndrome appear in books and films.
We want to collect these books and films.

The Trisomy 21 Research Group

“I was impressed by all the chromosomes.
I want to know more about it. "
- Julia Bertmann

I have one chromosome too many, the 21. The man who described us is called Langdon Down. He lived in England. And I look like a Chinese.

Hermione Fraas